They are popular with locals and tourists alike: Munich's beer gardens are the place to be during the warm summer months. And that's the way it's been for over 200 years - as much a Bavarian tradition as veal sausage and beer.
Even if it's called Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival is running from September 16 until October 3. Test your knowledge of the traditional fest in Munich with our quiz!
Bavaria's 2,500 local brass and marching bands largely practice gender equality, but not all. The spotlight is now on a few all-male ensembles who still don't want female musicians.
Bavarian King Ludwig II's new splendid carriage and small gala coach is back on display at Nymphenburg Palace following extensive restoration work.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
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